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Caring For Our World: Recycling

Jun 10, 2022

THEME

Recycling

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Triangle/Pyramid

NUMBER

19

j

LETTER

Rr – Recycling

The concert is around the corner, and we are getting ready to sing and dance. We are so excited for you to see your children in their costumes!

Assessments are being finalised over the next two weeks and reports will be going out on the last day of school before the mid-term break. We are pleased with the Squad’s progress, and we are sure that you will be too!

Writing and Phonics: This week was solely focused on letter formation, we have been practicing using the ‘cat-method’ and explaining to the children that we have short letters (a,c,e, etc.), tall letters (b, d, f, etc.) and we have long letters (y, g, j, etc.). They are grasping this well, even though some letters are being written in reverse – this is still age-appropriate and with practice they will be writing correctly in no time! We introduced three new sight words, ‘and’, ‘dad’, and ‘mom’. Ask your little one over the weekend if they can recognise their sight words. We find that sticking some of them all over the house is a great way to introduce incidental learning.

Maths: We learnt about time this week. Wow, these precious children were so excited to learn how to tell the time! We have only started with telling hours and will slowly introduce minutes. They completed a worksheet where they had to write the type by looking at the clock (example, 12:00) and they also had to draw the hands of the clock facing the correct numbers. They are truly growing up so fast!

Afrikaans: We recapped our numbers, greetings, colours, and then we looked at the different fruits. The Squad really enjoy learning Afrikaans and always try to pronounce the words as best as they can.

Life Skills: This was a lovely moral conscious theme because we touched base on taking responsibility for our belongings and actions. We then discussed consequences and what happens when we don’t act responsibly. We ended off with a chat about caring for our world and how important recycling is for us.

Art: The children thoroughly enjoyed their art pieces. They began by writing a little note for mom and dad. Then they stuck some recycled items onto a board and lastly, they stuck a little picture of themselves onto the board. The Squad are proud of their little keepsake.

 It has been a great week!

See you all next week.

 

Recycling

… turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC!

 Dates to Diarise:

Hearing Tests: 13 June

Bike-a-Thon: 15 June

Public Holiday: 16 June

School Holiday: 17 June

Book Character Dress Up Day & Break Up Day: 24 June

Mid Term Week Break: 27 June (no school, no Holiday Club)

Back to School: 4 July

 

Lots of love

Teacher Carla, Teacher Hayley and the Smart Sqaud Assistants

Our Eco-Green-Ambassadors!

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